MSc Global Politics
We live in an increasingly globalised world. Nuclear proliferation, terrorism, failed states, global poverty and inequality, financial market instability, biodiversity losses, and climate change - are among the global challenges we face and which demand global cooperation if they are to be to adequately resolved.
The MSc Global Politics provides students with the tools to understand and critically assess these challenges and the forms of cooperation required to address them.
The core modules and content concentrate on the institutional drivers of global politics and offer an incisive overview of the main theoretical and applied moral debates concerning the ethics of globalization. Optional modules are available from across the School of Government and International Affairs, including CPD modules from Durham Global Security Institute. It may also be possible to choose modules from other departments with approval of the programme director, for example Anthropology of Global Health, Environmental Economics and Policy or Fundamentals of International Law.
Global Policy Journal Internships
Taught Masters students have the opportunity to apply to undertake an internship with Global Policy. Global Policy is a leading journal focussing on global collective action problems. The editorial team of Global Policy is based in the School of Government and International Affairs.
"The internship was a great addition to the course in various ways. First of all, it is interesting to understand how an academic journal functions. Working for the editors of the journal, I quickly developed a close relationship with them which made it very easy to ask any question regarding their job. Secondly, helping to develop the journal’s online content gave me the possibility to understand what are the most pressing issues among academics in the international political scene. I would definitely recommend the experience to anyone interested in International Politics and willing to further their knowledge of the academic journal world and meet some great people."
Recent SGIA student and Global Policy intern Laura Frisiani
We provide state of the art expertise on global policy, institutions, actors, via the Global Policy Journal and Institute.
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School of Government & International Affairs Taught Postgraduate Student Experience
Isabel Airas, MSc Global Politics student, gives an overview of her experience of studying for a Taught Postgraduate degree in the School of Government & International Affairs. For more information see www.durham.ac.uk/sgia/pg.taught
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Postgraduate Prospectus 2018
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What our students say
The close-knit nature of the Global Politics MSc has allowed me to closely engage both with our lecturers, and fellow students in the program. The course has inspired us to debate economic and moral issues pertaining to World politics long after classes are over and made me feel part of an intellectual community not simply enrolled in a degree.